Side Notes

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Helpul Hints:

• You've probably never played a song like this before.
It will have you playing with your forearms, for one
thing. That's one reason it's called "All of Me."

• Again the numbers in the first section are for the rhythm impaired.
As in "Morning Light," I am inviting you to count 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8
rather than 1 &2 & 3 & 4 &.
• The rhythm gets much easier at measure 31. (You may start there
if you wish.)
• Don't let five flats scare you. It's easy when you think of C and F
as your only white keys. Just lean to the left black key on everything (except C and F, but they don't have black keys to lean to
anyway)
• Level of difficutly: seventh easiest in the book (out of seven, ha ha)

All of Me
(Sut's Fav)

- coll. for favorite; the one preferred]
[Fav: n.(fav)

Sut is a life-long buddy whose encouragement was a key factor as I was writing this song.

Facilitating a rubato yet fanfare-filled feeling
is favorable at the first of this fine song

written by Jon Schmidt

(from the album August End )

(for a fun definition of rubato find page fifteen minus four)

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©copyright 1996

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(Why these numbers? see Helpful Hints)

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Pedal ad-lib throughout
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small hand:
let left hand help

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small hand: let left hand help 12 1 2 3 4 56 78 123 456  =176-208 15 1234 78 poco rit 5 6 78 Using the accents gives this part rhyme and reason. (But get the underlying rhythm in your head first.) fast (put "all of yourself" into it) a tempo 12 3 4 5 6 78 1 5 6 78 1 5 6 78 2 3 4 5 6 7 3 4 5 6 7 3 4 5 6 7 8 12 3 4 5 6 8 12 3 4 5 8 12 3 4 5 6 3 4 5 6 78 1 2 3 4 5 6 5 6 7 8 19 12 3 4 2 6 78 1 2 3 4 7 8 23 12 3 4 1 2 78 1 2 3 4 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 27 12 All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 3 4 5 6 78 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 52 12 7 8 1 5 6 7 8 .

..... ....... .. . ......... ...... ..... ............ .......... ....... ...... . . .. .............. . ...... .. .... 34 . . ....... ................. ..... ...... . .. .. . ......................... ...... .. ... ... .............. ... ................. ..... . .. ... ........... ... ....... ..... .... .. .... . .... .... ......... . fingering or die 39 5 ....... .. ... ....... ... .... ....... All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 53 ........ .... .. . .. ......... ..... ................ . .............. ........ . .. 42 5 5 5 1 3 4 cresc.. ... . .... . . . .. ....... .... 37 .. ........... . . ....... ....... .. ... . ........ ......31 8 va .... ... .. .

................................................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................... 1 2 5 48 50 ............................................................................................ All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 54 ............................................... 44 46 .................................................... ... 52 5 4 Measures have been spaced for maximum page turning enjoyment...........................

accent simile 54 57 59 61 1 63 All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 55 .

70 1 72 1 75 2 All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 4 56 5 .65 5 5 5 67 5 1 3 4 molto cresc. dim.

79 Using the accents here will reveal a hidden melody in an otherwise boring few lines of the piece. All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 57 . 82 85 88 91 cresc.

3 105 All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 58 2 3 4 .94 96 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 5 6 7 8 99 1 102 1 2 cresc.

.107 110 113 [ [ ( • Use left forearm across general area (elbow pointed left).Not overly loud. 1 All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 59 3 4 5 6 7 8 accent simile .Not overly loud. 116 ) Or you can select any portion of the chord to play with your fingers. ] ] ] ] ] cresc. .Lift wrist so that right hand doesn't strike any notes. [ 119 • Use right forearm across general area (elbow pointed right). . if playing with your arm takes you too far out of your comfort zone. .Lift wrist so that left hand doesn't strike any notes.

All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 60 . 134 1 molto cresc.122 125 128 131 dim.

accent simile 142 4 All of Me ©1996-CJS&JS 5 61 .137 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 1 2 139 2 cresc.